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Rochester is a town in Ulster County, in the Kingston metro area.
The community was named for the Earl of Rochester.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Rochester. For links to other places called Rochester, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rochester is 41.813N. The longitude is -74.28W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 535 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,018.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rochester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ulster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12461 ZIP code.
17% of Rochester residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rochester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rochester was $21,065, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Rochester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rochester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,126.
Ulster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rochester political report.
The average commute time for Rochester workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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